The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus.
Thursday, March 8 (7:30 p.m.)
Captains Courageous (MGM, 1937)
Victor Fleming directed this adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s story in which a spoiled rich-boy (Freddie Bartholomew) falls off a cruise ship and is rescued by a Portuguese fisherman (Spencer Tracy) who takes him aboard a commercial fishing schooner led by the salty Captain Disko Troop (Lionel Barrymore). The film was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture and wining Best Actor for Tracy. 117 min.
Friday, March 9 (7:30 p.m.)
The Thief (United Artists, 1952)
This unique crime film stars Ray Milland as a nuclear physicist at the Atomic Energy Commission in Washington, D.C., who is also a spy working for an unnamed foreign power. The third in a series of six classic film noir productions scripted by Russell Rouse, who also directed, and his writing partner Clarence Greene, the stylized production was filmed entirely without dialogue. 86 min.
Saturday, March 10 (7:30 p.m.)
Gladiator (DreamWorks, 2000 – R-rated*)
Ridley Scott directed this epic historical adventure that won Best Picture of the Year and four other Oscars, including Best Actor for Russell Crowe. Set in the Roman Empire during the latter half of the 2nd century AD, Crowe stars as a Roman General who seeks revenge after being betrayed by the new emperor and forced into slavery. 115 min. *No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
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